Danish Pastry Apple Bars

Danish Pastry Apple Bars


"This recipe is excellent! I also use crust recipe for round fruit pies."
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1 h 30 m servings 356 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 356 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 18.1 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.5g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg yolk in measuring cup and add enough milk to make 2/3 cup total liquid. Stir into flour mixture until all flour is damp. Divide the dough in half. On floured surface, roll half the dough into a rectangle and fit into a 9x13 inch pan.
  3. In large bowl, combine apples, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Put apple mixture in pan. Roll out remaining dough and place over apples. Seal edges and cut slits in top dough. Beat egg white till frothy and brush on crust.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes, or until golden brown.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


  1. 95 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

This is a great recipe. I've been making it for well over 25 years but haven't added the nutmeg, will do that now. The only things I do different is use margarine/butter in place of the short...

Most helpful critical review

I have never rated a recipe with 1 star before, but I don't think this one deserves more than that. First, the dough was a gloppy mess after adding the egg/milk mixture, so I had to add more an...

This is a great recipe. I've been making it for well over 25 years but haven't added the nutmeg, will do that now. The only things I do different is use margarine/butter in place of the short...

This recipe is also called "Apple Slices". That is what my Danish grandmother called them. It's the egg yolk in the dough that makes it different from pie dough. We like this dough much better t...

This recipe was very good. My only suggestions are to increase the sugar if you are using Granny Smith apples. I always use those in baking b/c they don't get mushy but this recipe turned out qu...

FANTASTIC Apple Pie recipe! No brown sugar? Use white sugar, and drizzle a little honey inbetween apple layers. White sugar or honey doesn't hinder the taste, and the honey adds a special flav...

This recipe was a big hit with my family! The crust was to die for, it was so easy and quick to make. I used an apple peeler corer all in one to slice up the apples, this saved a lot of time. ...

My family and I love this recipe and so did everyone who has had it. Other than the logistics of manuevering the dough into a 9x13 I found the dough itself to be easy to work with. What dough i...

Excellent recipe, easy to make and dough is easy to handle. I added one tablespoon corn starch to sugar mixture as a thickener. It was wonderful!

I've always have great success with this recipe. The crust is especially something special (if you use butter instead of shortening). It makes a perfect amount for a traditional double pie cru...

I was always afraid of making an Apple Pie. No longer! This recipe was easy and everyone in my family raved. The crust alone is to die for, as it will go with any pie you like. This recipe is a ...